Eibar – Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
Eibar and Athletic Bilbao face each other this Monday, at Municipal de Ipurua Stadium (Eibar). This is a match of La Liga´s 33th round. Eibar sit 8th place at the La Liga table with 50 points, that come from 14 wins, 8 draws and 10 defeats, with 52 goals scored and 44 conceded in the process. This team has a positive balance of 8 goals.
At home, so far, the team has played 16 matches: won 9, drew 3 and lost 4, that is, they have been presenting mixed results, but still they have more victories. This means that their offensive and defensive form have been quite effective. In these 16 home matches they have 27 goals scored and 19 conceded. An important fact is that Eibar arrive here after a very disappointing 2-0 defeat to Real Betis. At home, in the last 3 matches, they have won (3-1) against the La Liga´s 13rd place, Las Palmas, drew 1-1 against Espanyol and suffered a 1-4 defeat against Real Madrid.
Fran Rico and Florian Lejeune are out due to injury. Antonio Luna, Iván Ramis, Anaitz Arbilla, Rubén Peña are questionable players.
Probable Lineup: Rodríguez – Luna, Gálvez , Ramis and Capa – Inul, León, García and Escalante – García and Enrich
Athletic Bilbao sit 6th place at the La Liga´s table with 53 points, that come from 16 wins, 5 draws and 11 defeats, with 45 goals scored and 37 conceded in the process. This team has a positive balance of goals (8). Away from home, so far, the team has played 15 matches: won 4, drew 2 and lost 9, that is, they have been presenting bad results away from home, since in 15 matches they have lost 9 of them and have only 12 goals scored against 21 conceded. This means that their offensive and defensive form have not been very effective. Despite scoring their goals, they have more conceded. However in their last 10 La liga matches they have scored in 8.
Los Leones arrive here after a 5-1 home win against Las palmas. Their offensive potency is really strong at home, since they have 12 wins, 3 draws and only 2 defeats. In this 17 home matches they have 33 goals scored against 16 conceded.
Mikel Balenziaga and Elustondo are questionable players. Their coach will probably maintain the usual tactical system: a 4-2-3-1 formation. After doing it well recently, iker Muniain will probably continue on the left-hand side of Los Leones´s attack.
In their last league clash Athletic Club got a home win by (3‑1).
Probable Lineup: Kepa – Marcos, Laporte, Álvarez and Balenziaga – Etxebarria and José – Williams, Munlain and García – Aduriz
Despite revealing mixed results, the home/away factor is really important in this match, since Eibar make good use of the home advantage.